Xiaomi Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite will be available for purchase on Amazon India at 12 noon today. The selfie-centric smartphones will only be available through the app and Amazon India is only accepting prepaid mode of payment. Also Read - Xiaomi 12 could become first smartphone to launch with Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipsetAlso Read - Redmi Note 11T 5G vs Realme 8s 5G: Which one is a better option?
The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 comes in two storage variant, one with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage priced at Rs 8,999 and another model with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage priced at Rs 10,999. The Redmi Y1, on the other hand, is priced at Rs 6,999 and comes in only one storage option. Also Read - Would you buy a Xiaomi electric vehicle? Company plans to produce lakhs of cars every year
Those purchasing Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite will get up to 280GB additional data free from Idea Cellular. The smartphones also come with free subscription of Hungama Music for 12 months and Hungama Play for 3 months.
Xiaomi Redmi Y1, Redmi Y1 Lite specifications and features
In terms of specifications, the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite both feature a 5.5-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The Redmi Y1 Lite is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. The Redmi Y1, on the other hand, is powered by Snapdragon 435 chipset with option for either 3GB or 4GB RAM and 32GB or 64GB internal storage. Both the models support expandable storage up to 128GB via SD card slot.
The Redmi Y1 and Redmi Y1 Lite feature a 13-megapixel primary camera with f/2.2 aperture and supports phase detection autofocus. The Redmi Y1 Lite gets a 5-megapixel selfie shooter while Redmi Y1 offers a 16-megapixel front camera with selfie-light. The selfie camera offers f/2.0 aperture and supports beautification mode.
Both the phones support connectivity options like dual-SIM support, 4G with VoLTE, Bluetooth and WiFi. The Redmi Y1 Lite misses out on fingerprint sensor while Redmi Y1 features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Both the devices feature a 3,080mAh battery and run MIUI 9 based on Android 7.0 Nougat.